‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Four, Chapter 14

14. Sean the Master

SCENE #149 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
It’s now night-time. Outside the Glass & Hound pub in Churchwood Street, the Dwaxi troopers with the mods, rockers and teddy boys stop fighting and causing riots as they now watch Sean Black who appears in the street. Sean carries the metal pole in his hand. Lord Ramga, Zurlt and Kolgu also watch Sean in the street where they are.

ZURLT
“Look! There’s our young man taking matters into his hands!”

KOLGU
“Let’s see how he gets on with tormenting goody-Doctor-dumb man!”

LORD RAMGA
“I believe we Dwaxi will not be disappointed.”

They watch as a furious Sean proceeds to smash up various vehicles and shop windows on Churchwood Street, using his metal pole. He goes on a rampage as he smashes the cars by knocking out lights, hitting on the bonnets and breaking glass windows. He then approaches some innocent bystanders and batters them. The people (male and female) cry out in pain once they’ve been hit. Sean turns his attention to smashing windows in a house living room, some shops and a newsagent. Sean lets out his anger as he cries out in rage, whilst smashing vehicles and windows with his metal pole.

ZURLT
“Very impressive! Hey, Lord Ramga?”

LORD RAMGA
“Very impressive indeed, Zurlt! He really means to take people out and make mince meat of them.”

ZURLT
“The Directors are certainly going to be pleased with him! On how well he’s managed to learn our ways!”

KOLGU
(yells; encouragingly) “Go on, our young Sean! Smash those windows up and hurt people! Batter that car! Kick some blood out of people’s mouths!”

Sean yells in rage, as he hits people with his metal pole with such a rampage and terror. He then stops and stands upright.

SEAN
(calls) “Come on, Doctor! Get yourself here! Scary Sean wants to talk to you!!! So get out here, will you?!!!”

Sean bashes another car with his metal pole.


SCENE #150 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
Somewhere far-off, the Doctor hides with Fred, Enid, Wyatt and Bruce behind some wall, concealing themselves from view. They’ve been watching Sean causing chaos in the street. The Doctor and the others are disturbed by what’s happening.

BRUCE
“What’s got into him?! He’s hurting people with that pole of his!”

WYATT
“Had I known that boy was going to be in with that rabble of no-gooders, I would have arrested him in an instant.”

DOCTOR
“I wonder what he wants with me.”

FRED
“Have you had a disagreement with Sean, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Not recently.”

WYATT
“Quiet, you lot! It seems like Sean’s about to shout his head off again!”

They watch as Sean finishes smashing up windows and vehicles once more. He stands upright and shouts out loud.

SEAN
(calls; from a distance) “Doctor! I know you can hear me, so listen! If you don’t come out and surrender yourself, your friends’ lives – That’s right! Nyssa and Billy’s lives – will be at great risk! At this moment, they’re held prisoner by our boys inside the Glass and Hound here! And you really wouldn’t like to know what my boys are doing to them! Such ghastly horrible things!”

ENID
“No!”

FRED
“Enid, don’t move!”

Fred stops Enid from running out into the street as Sean carries on shouting.


SCENE #151 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT

SEAN
(calls; threateningly) “If you value Nyssa and Billy’s, don’t be so stupid to make a mistake, Doctor. Otherwise, I promise, Nyssa and Billy will not live to see another day! And I mean it! The Dwaxi here do not make exceptions! They’ll kill them before they’ve even pleaded for their lives! So have you got any guts, Doctor?!!! Come out and surrender!!! Now!!!”

Sean smashes another vehicle beside him with his metal pole, before he sits at the doorstep of the Glass & Hound pub. He waits for a response to his demands.


SCENE #152 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
Hearing Sean’s threats, the Doctor and the others conceal themselves behind the wall. Disturbed, they contemplate what to do next.

ENID
“Doctor?! You’ve got to save my boy in there! You must! He’s too young to die in there!”

FRED
“What are you going to do, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“I don’t know, Fred. I honestly don’t know.”

Tension ensues in the air, as the Doctor becomes troubled and uncertain about what to do next. Wyatt then steps forward.

WYATT
(adamantly) “Well, I know what I’m going to do! I’m going to sort out that Sean Black myself!” (to Bruce) “Simmons, you come with me! Give me cover!”

BRUCE
“Yes, sir.”

Bruce follows Wyatt whilst the Doctor tries to stop them.

DOCTOR
(protests) “No, wait! You two don’t know what you’re dealing with!”

WYATT
“I’m a policeman, Doctor! So is Simmons! We men know what to do!”

BRUCE
“Yeah don’t worry, Doc. We’ll sort Sean out!”

DOCTOR
(protests) “No, please! Wait a moment!”

But Wyatt and Bruce are already on their way out to meet Sean. The Doctor is about to follow them before Fred stops him.

FRED
“No wait, Doctor! Give those two a chance! They may be able to sort something out!”

DOCTOR
“They don’t have a chance! They’re walking into a danger zone!”

ENID
“They’re certainly willing to go in there to risk their necks more than you are, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
(stresses) “You don’t know the Dwaxi, Enid! I do!”

The Doctor, Fred and Enid continue to watch as Wyatt and Bruce head out to meet Sean and the Dwaxi.


SCENE #153 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
Sean still sits on the doorstep of the Glass & Hound pub, holding the metal pole in his hands, as Constable Wyatt and Bruce Simmons approach him.

WYATT
(authoritatively) “Now see here, Mr. Black! Stop messing around…”

SEAN
(bitterly) “Shove it, Constable!”

WYATT
(authoritatively) “I will not shove it and I’m telling you to stop misbehaving…”

SEAN
(yells) “I said shove it!!! Don’t you listen, policeman!!!”

Sean gets up, approaches Wyatt and attacks him with the metal pole. Wyatt reacts in pain once Sean strikes him with the metal pole.

BRUCE
(protests) “‘Ere, Sean! That’s an officer you’re hitting there! Leave well alone!”

Bruce approaches Sean from behind whilst Wyatt gets attacked. But Sean elbows Bruce hard. Bruce falls back to the ground from the blow.

SEAN
(yells; to Bruce) “And that goes for you too, big loser!!!”

Bruce struggles to get up as he groans in pain.

SEAN
(to Dwaxi) “You lot! Grab these two! Don’t let them do a runner!”

The Dwaxi troopers immediately grab Wyatt and Bruce in the street. The two struggle to break free from their strong grasp.

BRUCE
(protests) “Unhand me at once, you morons!”

WYATT
(protests) “You’re abusing a superior police officer, you rabble! I’ll put you in my report!”

SEAN
(to Dwaxi) “Take them inside the pub! Immediately!”

With that, Bruce and Wyatt get taken inside the Glass & Hound pub by the Dwaxi troopers. Meanwhile Sean steps forward into the street.

SEAN
(calls; threateningly) “Come on, Doctor! You can’t keep on being difficult with us! Not when Nyssa and Billy’s lives are at risk! So get yourself out here and surrender now!!! Otherwise I’ll see to it that everyone gets a knock-in with these guys!!!”


SCENE #154 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
The Doctor, Enid and Fred have watched what’s happened and are troubled by what they’ve seen.

DOCTOR
“Idiots! I knew they wouldn’t stand a chance!”

ENID
“That Sean’s gone too far this time! You must stop him, Doctor! You must stop him from hurting Nyssa and Billy!”

DOCTOR
(apprehensively) “That’s what I’m intending to do, Mrs. Walker!”

ENID
“Well go on then! Please save them!”

FRED
(solemnly) “Don’t worry, Enid. He will save them. Won’t you, Doctor.”

The Doctor and Enid are then surprised and stunned as Fred pulls out a gun on them.

ENID
(shocked) “Fred?! What are you doing?! Have you gone mad?!”

DOCTOR
“You’re pointing a gun at me, Fred! You do know that guns are dangerous.”

FRED
“Move, Doctor! Don’t make me use this! I don’t want to hurt anyone!”

ENID
“Put the gun down, Fred!”

FRED
“I’m afraid that goes for you too, Enid. You and the Doctor move out!”

ENID
(shocked) “You’ve gone mad!”

DOCTOR
“Fred, please listen!”

FRED
“I said ‘move out’, Doctor! Must I pull the trigger?!”

ENID
(protests) “You wouldn’t!”

Fred then fires a warning shot with his gun, making Enid jump and cry out horrified. Thugs are then heard approaching.

FRED
“You’ll have to go out now, Doctor. They’ll have heard the shot!”

The Doctor remains silent becoming grim whilst the thugs approach.

DOCTOR
(grimly) “Come on, Enid. Let’s surrender ourselves!”

With reluctance, the Doctor and Enid come out of their hiding place and walk out to surrender. Fred, with gun in his hand, takes up the rear.


SCENE #155 – EXT – CHURCHWOOD STREET, CARDIFF – NIGHT
Eventually, Sean sees the Doctor and Enid being brought forward by Fred with some thugs accompanying them. Sean claps his hands in cheerful delight. Lord Ramga, Zurlt and Kolgu watch nearby.

SEAN
(cheerfully) “Ah! There you are, Doctor. Now…that wasn’t difficult, was it?!”

Moment of tense silence ensues.

SEAN
(taunts) “Well come on then! Are you going to say the usual thing! Saying you’re going to stop me! It doesn’t sound quite convincing out in the open as it does on TV, does it?!”

DOCTOR
“Take me to see Nyssa and Billy, Sean. I want to know that they’re alright.”

KOLGU
(taunts) “Oh come on now, Doctor. That’s pathetic! You didn’t even start a fight or a struggle!”

DOCTOR
(puzzled) “I don’t understand.”

ZURLT
(taunts) “We expected you to resist us! We wanted you to fight us! Get some guts into the open air and fight your way through to save your friends!”

LORD RAMGA
“You might as well, Doctor! We want some action before the blood lust starts!”

DOCTOR
“I want to see Nyssa and Billy now!”

LORD RAMGA
(threateningly) “Well tough! We want you to fight us! And you’re going to do it!”

DOCTOR
“I’m not fighting anyone!”

SEAN
“You’ll have to, Doctor. They want to fight you! Just for the fun of it! Right?!”

FRED
“You’re a sick person, Sean. You’re really sick!”

SEAN
“You’ve no choice, Doctor!”

ENID
“No, Sean! You can’t do this!”

SEAN
(bitterly) “Shut it, Enid! Shut it, Fred!”

DOCTOR
(abjectly) “Just a minute, Sean!”

ZURLT
(shouts, to Dwaxi) “Get in there, boys! Kick this man’s guts and heart out!”

DOCTOR
(pleads) “Please, just listen!”

ZURLT
(yells) “Beat this man up!!!”

Eventually, the Doctor defends himself against Dwaxi troopers, mods, rockers and teddy boys who charge onto him and fight. The Doctor manages to dodge their blows and recklessly trips them up. His opponents scream with blood-curdling cries. Some strike the Doctor and beat him up badly, causing Enid and Fred to gasp in horror. The Doctor quickly recovers, as he manages to throw some thugs off and push them to one side. But this doesn’t stop the Dwaxi, as they keep on coming.

DOCTOR
“How much more do I have to endure of these violent exercises?! This is very pointless and tiring!”

ZURLT
“I agree with the Doctor. This is getting boring for me!”

KOLGU
“I know how to make it more interesting, Commander; my Lord!!”

LORD RAMGA
“And what’s that?!”

KOLGU
(calls) “Hey, Berserker! Get over here! It’s your turn!”

Kolgu’s call gets answered as the Berserker charges up, roaring furiously and angrily. The Berserker screams with rage as he approaches the Doctor.

DOCTOR
(troubled) “Oh no! Not you, big chap!”

BERSERKER
(yells) “I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!!! I’M GOING TO KILL YOU!!! I’M GOING TO KICK YOUR GUTS OUT!!!”

The Doctor defends himself again, but the Berserker’s all too powerful for him. The Berserker kicks the Doctor in the shin and knocks him about, howling and screaming.

DOCTOR
(loudly) “You’ve got real anger issues, dear friend! If you need therapy, I can certainly send you in the right direction.”

The Berserker ignores the Doctor as he picks him up and throws him about, terribly enraged. The Doctor ends up, battered and bruised.

ENID
(cries, concerned) “Doctor?! Are you alright?!”

The Doctor groans as he finds it hard to get up. The Berserker however takes out his terrible weapon and charges it at the Doctor, ready to fire.

BERSERKER
“BLEED! BLEED! BLEED!!!”

FRED
(cries) “Doctor! That moron’s got a big gun! Watch out! He’s going to shoot!”

The Berserker fires the weapon furiously, as he howls and stamps his feet. With all his effort, the Doctor jumps out of the way, causing the Berserker to miss him with his weapon. The Doctor goes down on the ground again, terribly exhausted. The Berserker then comes towards them and holds his weapon high upon him, ready to gun him down again.

BERSERKER
(howls) “I’M GOING TO BREAK YOUR SKULL INTO FREAKING PIECES!!!”

But the Berserker is stopped as Kolgu holds him back.

KOLGU
“Stay, Berserker!”

BERSERKER
“LET GO OF ME, YOU NUMSKULL!!!”

KOLGU
“I said ‘stay’, Berserker!”

BERSERKER
“I WANT HIM DEAD! I SHOT HIM! I SHOT HIM!!!”

KOLGU
“You missed when you shot him, Berserker! And that’s the way we want it!”

BERSERKER
(angrily) “I WANT TO KILL HIM! I WANT TO FREAKING KILL HIM!!!”

KOLGU
“Well tough, because you’re not going to kill him!”

BERSERKER
“NO!”

KOLGU
“Yes!”

BERSERKER
(yells; angrily) “NO!!! I SAID NO, YOU FREAK!!!”

Sean then intervenes.

SEAN
(to Berserker) “Listen, you moron! If you don’t stop being such an idiot, you won’t get your drug privileges any more from the Directors!”

BERSERKER
“I DON’T CARE! I’M SO FREAKING ANGRY I’D PULL THEIR HEADS OFF AS WELL!!!”

SEAN
(to Kolgu) “Kolgu! Take this idiot away! I’ve had enough of him!”

The Berserker shrieks with rage, as he’s taken away by Kolgu to the Glass & Hound pub. The Doctor slowly recovers as he’s helped up by Sean.

SEAN
“There you are, Doctor. That’s enough for now. But don’t worry! You’ll fight the Berserker again! And he’ll beat you up pretty bad!”

DOCTOR
(exhausted) “What have you done here, Sean? What have you done to yourself?!”

SEAN
(to Dwaxi) “Take the Doctor inside! And the rest of them!”

Eventually, the Doctor gets taken away by the Dwaxi, followed by Enid and Fred. They all make to enter the Glass & Hound pub.


SCENE #156 – INT – MEDICAL WARD, CHURCHWOOD HOSPITAL – NIGHT
Meanwhile, at Churchwood Hospital, Jenny the nurse continues to look after little Lizzy, who is still weak and ill. Jenny frets and worries as she waits patiently for the Doctor to return. The riots seem to resume and grow worse, as Jenny goes over to look out of the window.

LIZZY
(muffles; weakly) “Mum? Dad?”

Jenny turns back to look at Lizzy, as she slowly stirs. She approaches the little girl in her hospital bed and tends to her gently.

LIZZY
(muffles; weakly) “Mum? Dad?”

JENNY
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Lizzy. It’s alright. Your mum and dad aren’t here, I’m afraid. But just stay there and relax. You sleep now, dear.”

Lizzy eventually drops back to sleep, as she breathes deeply with the apparatus over her face. Jenny looks sympathetically on her.

JENNY
“Poor little thing. Don’t worry. The Doctor knows what he’s doing. At least I hope so.” (Pause) “Where is he?!”

At that moment, the door bursts open and Maria enters.

JENNY
(startled) “Why?! Maria! Maria Black…”

MARIA
(dismissively) “You are not necessary! Get out of my way!”

JENNY
(puzzled) “What are you doing here?! They said you’ve been missing!”

MARIA
“Get out of my way, you stupid woman!”

Maria pushes Jenny aside as she approaches Lizzy.

JENNY
(protests) “Leave Lizzy alone! She’s critically ill!”

MARIA
“This mask on her face! What is it?”

Maria then starts taking the apparatus off Lizzy’s face.

JENNY
(cries) “Hey! What are you doing?! Don’t take that apparatus off!”

Jenny approaches Maria from behind. But Maria violently pushes Jenny off to one side and holds her up against the wall.

MARIA
(viciously) “Keep out of my way, sister! Or else I will really smack your brains out!”

Maria then punches Jenny in the face and kicks her in the shin, to which she falls to the floor in pain.

JENNY
(cries) “You’re hurting me!”

Maria lifts Jenny up from the floor and keeps on beating her up.

MARIA
(viciously) “You’re nothing! A worthless waste of space! No one cares about you!”

Maria punches Jenny with her fists, before she knocks her out completely by pushing her to the floor. Jenny lies on the floor unconscious, whilst Maria stands over her cold and cruel. Maria then returns to Lizzy’s bedside and approaches her.

MARIA
(coldly) “Now! Let’s see about that mask!”

Maria leans over to Lizzy and reaches out to take the apparatus off her face.


SCENE #157 – INT – MAIN BAR, GLASS & HOUND – NIGHT
In the main bar of the Glass & Hound pub, the Doctor, Fred, Enid, Wyatt and Bruce are watched by Sean, Lord Ramga, Zurlt, Kolgu and the Berserker. Meanwhile the pub locals are still suffering from their drug intake, supervised by Keith.

BRUCE
“Doctor?! What’s happened to these people?! They’re all suffering!”

ENID
“It’s horrible! They look like they’re dead! What is it with these hooligans?!”

DOCTOR
“Death means everything to them, Enid. And I’m afraid the worst is yet to come. I think I know what’s happening to these people.”

Meanwhile, Sean approaches Keith.

SEAN
(cheerfully) “Everything alright here, Keith? How are these people doing?”

KEITH
(viciously) “They’re suffering like hell, Sean. They’re gasping and begging for breath! They deserve to be like this! I like the way they are!”

SEAN
(satisfied) “Good! Keep up the good work, Keith!”

Keith acknowledges before Sean approaches the Doctor.

SEAN
(taunts) “See now, Doctor? See how things are with the Dwaxi and how they’re managing to build their blood lust everywhere? And you can’t even stop it!”

The Doctor remains silent, refusing to say anything.

LORD RAMGA
“Well, Sean? When’s our hunger going to be satisfied?!”

ZURLT
(savagely) “We want to see some blood pour out of these people!”

KOLGU
“Shut it, Commander!”

SEAN
(casually) “Relax, boys! You’ll get your meals with heads on platters!”

ENID
(upset) “What did you monsters do to my husband?!” (to Fred) “Why did you betray us to these people, Fred?!”

DOCTOR
“Exactly what I was going to ask, Enid.”

FRED
“I did what I had to do, Enid. To save Billy’s life.”

DOCTOR
“Save?! Did you really think working for the Dwaxi was going to save your son’s life, Fred?!”

FRED
“It’s worked well so far, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
“But for how long, Fred? Just think how long it will last! The Dwaxi treat you like rubbish and get rid of you whenever they want to! They show no mercy!”

SEAN
“Shut it, you lot!” (to Dwaxi) “Take them down to the cellar with the others!”

The Dwaxi are about to take them, before Wyatt steps forward.

WYATT
(protests) “Oh no, you don’t! You can’t treat me this way! I’m a police constable of the street!”

BRUCE
(anxiously) “Constable sir, no!”

SEAN
“Get back in your place, Wyatt!”

WYATT
(protests; to Sean) “I won’t stand for it, do you hear?! You’re in big trouble, young man! For assaulting a policeman with an offensive weapon and taking no regard for the consequences of your actions!”

SEAN
“Get back I say or I’ll have you shot!”

WYATT
“You can’t shoot me, Sean! I refuse to be treated this way! And if you won’t listen and behave yourself, I shall have to lock you up!”

SEAN
(shouts) “I’ve warned you, Constable! I will have you dead on the floor if you don’t go with the others!”

WYATT
(angrily) “I am the law, young man! And I deserve respect from you and your rabble! So understand…”

SEAN
(shouts) “Berserker! Dwaxi! Kill this man! Shoot him to death!”

The Berserker and the Dwaxi troopers step forward and charge their weapons up.

BERSERKER
(overjoyed) “YES! KILLING SOMEONE AT LAST!!!”

BRUCE
(protests) “No! You can’t do this!”

DOCTOR
(pleads) “Please, Sean! Don’t do this! There’s no need [to…]”

SEAN
(shouts) “Take aim! Fire when ready!”

The Dwaxi trooper and the Berserker take aim with their weapons.

WYATT
“You’re all idiots, you lot! Firing on a policeman?! Unheard of! I’ll have you all locked up for inexcusable behaviour…”

BERSERKER
“BLEED!!! BLEED TO DEATH, OLD MAN!!! FIRE, BOYS!!!”

The Dwaxi troopers and the Berserker fire furiously with their weapons, causing Wyatt to cry out in agony as he gets fired upon. He convulses and contorts with bullets firing through him and blood pouring out. Wyatt crumbles to the floor and ends up dead. Enid screams once Wyatt has fallen. The Dwaxi laugh out loud, including the Berserker, once they’ve stopped firing.

BERSERKER
(laughs) “THAT WAS BRILLIANT!!! THAT WAS FREAKING BRILLIANT!!! LET’S KILL SOME MORE!!!”

The Dwaxi troopers and the Berserker turn their weapons on the others. They’re about to fire before Sean intervenes.

SEAN
(shouts) “No! I want these people alive! Put those weapons away, you idiots!”

BERSERKER
“I DON’T CARE!!! I WANT THEM DEAD NOW!!!”

SEAN
“Put them down I said!”

Kolgu then steps in and eventually the Dwaxi troopers and the Berserker put their weapons down.

KOLGU
“Their weapons are down, Sean.”

The Berserker lets out a scream of rage, whilst the Doctor is appalled.

DOCTOR
(angrily) “Are you enjoying this, Sean?! Making a blood bath out of the people you take your anger on and killing them without a second thought?!”

SEAN
“It comes with the job description, Doctor. And it gives me pleasure to have the people I hate dead and rotting away with maggots crawling out of them when they’re dumped in the woods.”

DOCTOR
(disgusted) “You better have Nyssa and Billy alive, Sean. Otherwise you’ll be very sorry for it!”

SEAN
“You can’t threaten me, Doctor. You’re in our custody, aren’t you! So why don’t you go down with the others and see for yourself what happens!”

Moment of tense silence ensues.

SEAN
(to Dwaxi) “Take them away, you lot! Take them down to the cellar!”

Eventually, the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce are taken away by the Dwaxi as they head off down to the cellar.

ZURLT
“What do you want to do with the body, Sean?”

SEAN
(dismissively) “Just leave him there. He deserves to rot there anyway!”

LORD RAMGA
“Good boy! You’re learning!”

SEAN
(to Keith) “Keep watch on these people, Keith. I’m taking some guys with me to go down into the cellar!”

KEITH
“I’m enjoying myself already seeing these oldies suffer!”

SEAN
(to others) “The rest of you! Stay here!”

With that, Sean and some Dwaxi troopers go off down into the cellar. They leave the pub locals to suffer terribly as they’re being watched by Keith with Lord Ramga, Zurlt, Kolgu and the Berserker who are amused.


SCENE #158 – INT – CELLAR, GLASS & HOUND – NIGHT
Down in the cellar of the Glass & Hound pub, Sean leads the procession as he brings the Doctor, Enid, Fred and Bruce to those who have been held captive, including Nyssa, Billy, Danny and Tina. Rick is there to greet them.

RICK
“Hey, Sean! I’ve got this lot covered here!”

SEAN
“Well, well, well. Here we all are! Gathered together! Happy families and friendly reunions!”

DOCTOR
(relieved) “Nyssa; Billy?! You’re safe!”

NYSSA
(relieved) “Doctor! Thank goodness you’re alright!”

BILLY
(amazed) “Mum; Dad! You’re here!”

ENID
(relieved) “Billy! Oh I’m so pleased to see you!”

FRED
“So am I, son!”

Enid and Fred run over towards Billy and embrace him.

SEAN
(taunts) “Tut, tut, tut, Billy! You shouldn’t let your dad hug you. He works for the Dwaxi as much as I do.”

BILLY
(sickened) “Sean, this isn’t funny! Leave my dad out of this!”

FRED
“It’s true I’m afraid, Billy.”

BILLY
(shocked) “What?! No, it can’t be!” (to Enid) “Mum?!”

ENID
“Believe me, Billy! I don’t understand it myself.”

SEAN
(to Enid) “Your hubby is a Dwaxi agent, Enid. Just as Mrs. Pratt and John Graham were. We all had a part to plan in the Dwaxi cause for domination of the Earth. I still have mine as well as my sister Maria. Your hubby Fred has played his part very well.”

FRED
(protests) “I didn’t do this willingly!” (to Enid) “Enid, I was forced to work for them. Otherwise they’d kill Billy.”

DOCTOR
“I believe you, Fred.”

FRED
(astonished) “You do, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“Yes. I had an inkling that the Dwaxi knew about me and my coming.”

NYSSA
“They did, Doctor. Sean told us. He knew of our travels in the TARDIS.”

DOCTOR
(grimly) “Ah. Sorry I was right then.”

NYSSA
“And because they knew about us being here, they threatened Billy’s father to help them so that they could trap us here.”

Just then, Alexandra enters as she comes down into the cellar.

SEAN
“Ah! Here’s the wife! Glad she could make it!”

ALEXANDRA
“Sean?! There you are! I’ve been searching all over for you!” (Pause; astonished) “What the heck’s going on here?!”

BRUCE
“Hello, sis! Glad to see me?”

ALEXANDRA
“You Bruce? I should have thought you’d be embroiled in all of this!”

TINA
“Bruce had nothing to do with this, Alex. Your dad and I. We’re glad to see him. Even if you aren’t.”

BRUCE
(disturbed; to Tina; Danny) “They killed Wyatt, Mum. They killed my boss.”

DANNY
(astonished) “What?! Old Wyatt?! No, it can’t be!”

SEAN
(casually) “Come down here, Alex darling. Come and join your hubby!”

Eventually, Alexandra makes her way down to join Sean, as she passes the Dwaxi troopers down the stairs. Fred then steps forward.

FRED
“Please, Sean! As a Churchwood resident, I beg of you to release us! You promised not to hurt my son, remember? So release me, my son, my wife and my friends please!”

SEAN
“We make promises…and we break them, Fred. That’s how we like it!” (to Dwaxi) “Isn’t that right, boys?”

The Dwaxi laugh and jeer in response. Sean laughs too.

SEAN
(jeeringly) “So you won’t get your son free nor the rest of your buddies, Freddie! You’re a prisoner as much as the rest of them! So you’ll stay here and suffer the torment you’ll receive. You’re a agent no more! You’re now a captive!”

FRED
(disbelievingly) “And this is how you pay me?! After all the hard work I did for you?! You treat me like dirt?!”

SEAN
“We always treat people like dirt! That’s the Dwaxi way! We are stronger than you lot and we’ll beat you like dust!”

DOCTOR
“You Dwaxi are so predictable. Makes one wonder how you’d ever get beaten.”

RICK
“Ah but we never get beaten you see, Doctor! We’re the victors here!”

ALEXANDRA
(disbelievingly) “I don’t understand what’s happened to you, Sean!”

SEAN
(taunts) “And you have to be so thick that you never pay attention, Alex! Like a little girl who wants all her toys and all she wants!”

Maria then enters as she carries Lizzy in with her.

MARIA
“Hey! Sean! Your sister’s here!”

SEAN
“Ah, sis! I was wondering where you’d got to.”

TINA
(realises) “That’s my Lizzy she’s holding! She’s got Lizzy! My little girl!”

MARIA
(disdainfully) “Here then! You can have her!”

Maria hands little Lizzy over to Danny and Tina as they take her.

DOCTOR
(to Maria) “Well, Maria! You certainly know when to turn up! Everybody at the hospital has been looking for you!”

NYSSA
(realises) “Doctor! That girl Maria’s holding in her arms. Isn’t [that…?]”

DOCTOR
(interjects; to Nyssa) “Yes, Nyssa. It’s the little girl I was treating at the hospital.” (to Sean) “Sean, listen. That little girl will die on your conscience if you’re not careful. Please let me save her.”

SEAN
(to Doctor) “Oh shut up, Doctor. You’re boring as ever.” (out loud; to everyone) “It’s time we take a little trip, everybody!”

BILLY
“Where are you taking us, Sean?! To the Dwaxi base?”

SEAN
“Oh no! That’s boring a place as any! We’re going to a party!”

ALEXANDRA
(puzzled) “A party?”

SEAN
(to everyone) “Everyone ready for the ride?!”

DOCTOR
(realises) “No, Sean! Don’t you dare!”

SEAN
(out loud) “And away we go!”

With that, a teleport takes place as Sean beams out with the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid, Fred and Alexandra joining him. Danny, Tina and Bruce are left behind, looking after Lizzy behind and with Maria and Rick watching them.

TINA
(shocked) “Danny! We’ve been left behind! Us four Simmons! You, me, Bruce and our little Lizzy here.”

DANNY
“Hey?! Well, where have they gone then?! And why are we left behind?!”

BRUCE
“Apparently we’re not that interesting enough.”

TINA
(reassured) “Well, at least we’ve got Lizzy to look after here.”

DANNY
“Yeah. But what about these two watching us?!”

RICK
(bitterly) “Shut it, you two!”

MARIA
(viciously) “You won’t get away from us so easily!”

Scared by Rick and Maria, Danny, Tina and Bruce watch over Lizzy as they’re being held captive in the Glass & Hound cellar.


SCENE #159 – INT – MARTIN BLACK’S OFFICE, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – NIGHT
Meanwhile, at the Churchwood Times, Sean teleports in with the Doctor, Nyssa, Billy, Enid, Fred and Alexandra. They end up in Sean’s father’s office. Sean then blows a party hooter as he gets into party mode.

SEAN
(cheers) “Hey everyone! Enjoy the party! It’s me and Alex’s first wedding anniversary! I’ve brought it forward a little early!” (to Alexandra) “Is that nice, Alex?”

ALEXANDRA
(protests) “Where’s my mum and dad?! Where’s my brother and my sister?! Why aren’t they here, Sean?!”

SEAN
“Oh, you said you didn’t want them to be there for your wedding anniversary. Especially your brother. So I’ve not invited them to come along.”

ALEXANDRA
“Sean, please!”

SEAN
“Anyway, they’re back in the cellar at the Glass and Hound. We don’t want that boring lot spoil our fun, do we?!” (cheekily) “And what fun will we have, hey?! It’ll be intense, won’t it?!”

Sean tries to make advances at Alexandra before she pushes him off.

ALEXANDRA
(disgusted) “You’re disgusting, Sean! You’re so vile! Cut it out!”

SEAN
(disappointed) “Oh you’re no fun at all!”

Sean then does a jiggle and a dance on the floor, giggling mischievously, whilst the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy take in their surroundings.

BILLY
“This is the Churchwood Times, isn’t it?!”

SEAN
“Top marks, Billy. You’re going to find it very hard getting your old job back from my dad. He doesn’t like late comers to work. Especially when they’re two years late.”

NYSSA
“Sean, if this is about seeking revenge, you’ve got nothing against Billy!”

SEAN
(ignorantly) “Na! I’m past vengeful, Nyssa. Besides, what have I got to be vengeful for?! I’m having the time of my life!”

Sean blows his party hooter again, as he approaches Nyssa and makes advances at her.

SEAN
(to Nyssa) “Now, Nyssa. Where were we when we last met together?”

BILLY
“Sean, what are you doing?!”

SEAN
(ignores Billy; to Nyssa) “Remember when I said about you giving up time for Billy and paying attention to me?”

ALEXANDRA
(appalled) “Sean, leave off that girl!”

NYSSA
(angrily) “Get off me, Sean!”

SEAN
“Oh come on, Nyssa. You know you want to, don’t you? You really want to!”

Nyssa pushes Sean away.

NYSSA
(to Sean) “Get off me! I find you disgusting too, Sean.” (to Billy) “Is this the person you call your best friend, Billy?! When he takes advantage of me!”

BILLY
(appalled) “Have you lost your mind, Sean?!”

SEAN
“I’m just having fun, Billy! Anyway, I’m envious about you having a gorgeous bird as Nyssa is!”

Billy then grabs Sean and punches him in the face. Sean groans in pain as he recovers.

SEAN
(astounded) “You punched me in the face!”

NYSSA
(amazed) “Billy!”

BILLY
“You did ask for it, Sean.”

Sean reacts angrily and kicks Billy in. Billy falls to the floor, before Nyssa and Enid come round to help him.

NYSSA
(concerned) “Billy?! Billy, are you alright?”

ENID
(concerned) “Billy, my darling boy! Did he hurt you badly?!”

BILLY
(in pain; reassuringly) “I’ll be okay. Don’t worry.” (groans) “Ooh! That really hurt though.”

NYSSA
“Here, Billy. Sit over here.”

Nyssa and Enid help Billy to sit in an office chair whilst Fred confronts Sean.

FRED
(to Sean) “I don’t know whether to box your ears in or not, Sean!”

SEAN
“You come any closer Walker and I’ll smack you in the jaw!”

ENID
“Don’t you talk to my husband like that!”

DOCTOR
“Sean, get a grip on yourself!”

SEAN
“I’m not listening to you pathetic losers! I’ve had enough of you all! You’re all such dim-witted people!”

Martin and Helen then enter.

HELEN
(tells off) “Sean! Be nice! It’s not good for business to insult our guests!”

SEAN
“Oh come on, Mum! I’m enjoying myself!”

ENID
(relieved) “Helen; Martin! Thank goodness you’re here! Your boy Sean has behaved disgracefully!”

HELEN
“I’m sorry, Enid. But I’m afraid we can’t help you.”

FRED
“What?!”

MARTIN
“Not in the way you’d like us to anyway.”

DOCTOR
“You arranged for this then, Mr. and Mrs. Black.”

HELEN
“Of course we did. We told Sean to bring you here and he did.”

MARTIN
“This is our business, Doctor. As you can see.”

At that moment, a few Dwaxi troopers appear beside Helen and Martin. Everyone else apart from Sean becomes utterly shocked.

BILLY
(shocked) “I don’t understand. You three knew about this?!”

SEAN
“Of course we knew about it, Billy! The Dwaxi are our mates here!”

BILLY
“What?! How can you know?! What do you mean? Are the Dwaxi your slaves?”

NYSSA
(grimly) “You three belong to the Dwaxi, don’t you?”

HELEN
(laughs) “Belong to it?”

MARTIN
(condescendingly) “My dear young lady, we are the Dwaxi!”

A moment of grim silence ensues, as the Doctor steps forward to address the Blacks.

DOCTOR
(gradually) “You’re the Directors!”

Another moment of grim silence, as Helen and Martin nod their acknowledgement of this.


SCENE #160 – INT – STORAGE BAY, DWAXI BASE – NIGHT
In the storage bay of the underground Dwaxi base, Navigator Bolesh and Probationer Mullog have trouble breaking into the TARDIS. They’ve been trying for some time and Mullog is getting angry and frustrated whilst Bolesh is annoyed.

MULLOG
“Stupid contraption! We can’t even break the door down!”

BOLESH
“The Doctor obviously made sure it was locked to us. He’s a very cunning man.”

MULLOG
“Cunning? I hate him! He’s a crafty sort! We want to go into his ship and he won’t even let us!”

BOLESH
“That’s the whole point, dumbo. Otherwise we wouldn’t be fighting him.”

MULLOG
“In case it hasn’t entered your puny brain Navigator blonde-girl Bolesh, I find it frustrating we have a ship of power in our base and we can’t even use it!”

BOLESH
“I’m not an enforcement officer like you are, Probationer Mullog. We can certainly try and drain power from the craft. There must be a fuel container underneath this structure. Under the foot of the box perhaps.”

MULLOG
“I don’t see the blinking point in that.”

BOLESH
“We can have enormous power for our fuel supplies. If the Doctor’s craft drives on temporal fuel like ours does, then we can use it for our ships that travel along those lines.”

MULLOG
“What’s the point though? What’s the point in looking for it?!!!”

BOLESH
“Because I command it, Mullog! I’m higher in authority than you are and you will follow my instructions!”

MULLOG
“You’re nothing to me, Bolesh! You’re just a girl you are! A stupid, dim-witted, blonde flirty cow!”

Bolesh then punches Mullog in the face and he cries out in pain.

BOLESH
(shouts) “I gave you an order, you chauvinist!”

Mullog then punches her back and she cries out in pain.

MULLOG
“You dare to strike a big man like me?!”

Bolesh screams in rage as she and Mullog fight it out among each other. They fall into a box of crates, as they keep punching each other’s faces and kicking each other in. The fight is fierce and horrifying, as Mullog is eventually beaten down by Bolesh. She kicks him in and he groans. Mullog lies on the floor, whilst Bolesh towers above him.

BOLESH
(taunts) “You should know better than to strike a girl, Mullog!”

MULLOG
(growls) “I’ll have your heart sucked out! Just you wait and see!”

BOLESH
“Get lost, moron! And get on with your work! I have my duties unlike some!”

Bolesh then walks away and leaves the storage bay. Meanwhile, Mullo gets up from the floor and makes his way over to the TARDIS. He kicks at it brutally with his foot, grinding his teeth as he growls in anger.

MULLOG
“She’s mine! I’ll have her! I’ll have that stupid woman as my own! Even if it kills me!!!”

Mullog then walks out, as he’s about to call for some Dwaxi troopers to help him sort out the TARDIS.


SCENE #161 – INT – MARTIN BLACK’S OFFICE, CHURCHWOOD TIMES – NIGHT
Back at the Churchwood Times, the Doctor and his friends are still overcome with shock as to who Martin, Helen and Sean are.

HELEN
“You don’t seem surprised that we happen to be the Directors, Doctor.”

DOCTOR
“I’m not. I suspected it all along that you were.” (to Martin) “It was you Martin who got me suspicious this morning. Something you said to me, I’m afraid.”

ENID
“What exactly did he say to you, Doctor?”

DOCTOR
“He said “If I knew…I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Even if I wanted to.” (to Martin) “That’s what you said when I asked about Maria’s whereabouts, Martin. It implied that you knew where Maria was and that you’d already done something to her.”

NYSSA
“And that’s why Maria was there when she brought in Lizzy. She’s under Dwaxi control.”

DOCTOR
(to Martin; Helen) “And I suspect you two were the ones who conditioned Maria when she was unwilling to join the Dwaxi cause. You two implanted the conditioning and thoughts in her mind as well as planted the drug to make her savage and wild.”

Sean claps his hands in adulation.

SEAN
“Well done, Doctor! You’re brilliant at working things out, aren’t you?!”

NYSSA
(horrified) “That’s horrible! And to do that to your own daughter!”

SEAN
“That’s the point isn’t it, Nyssa darling. We are horrible. We’re vile.”

FRED
(aghast) “You did all of this, Martin; Helen? All the crimes in Churchwood Street?”

MARTIN
(proudly) “We perform a business, Fred. We strategise everything that goes on with the riots, the brawls and the drug smuggling. And in a society that’s gullible and ignorant as these people, we’ve had the best opportunities.”

HELEN
“We’ve led campaigns against enemies and conquests against kingdoms which you could not imagine.”

MARTIN
“We were the ones who oversaw the operation of the Daleks in the twenty-sixth century. When we became aware of you Doctor and your friends.”

HELEN
“This we do for the glory and strength of our empire. And with hyper-active and ultra-violent bullies as the Dwaxi, we’re the ultimate empire!”

DOCTOR
“And with the time-space rift on your hands, you know of every incident; every event that happens in the universe and organize the attacks, riots and battles. Counteracting causes of failure and overcoming them as possible.”

BILLY
“But why? Why allow your soldiers to cause so much harm to others?”

MARTIN
(proudly) “Because we love it! The violence is part of us!”

SEAN
“There’s nothing else for us to do. The boys get so bored when they hang around in the streets.”

BILLY
“So you have a big night club with all the worst things to do. Drink, drugs, rape…”

SEAN
(interjects) “Murder’s on the top of the list of Dwaxi crimes. One of our boys even reached one thousand records of murders. He’s our Dwaxi champion.” (laughs) “I like the sound of that. Dwaxi champion.”

HELEN
“We embrace the violence into our way of life and we share it to all those who desire to live that way by saving them.”

NYSSA
(angrily) “Is that what you call it? Embracing the violence into your lifestyle by saving them? I call it massive manslaughter!”

SEAN
“We don’t care what you call it, little lady!”

BILLY
“How could you be so cruel to even do such a thing?!”

HELEN
“Everyone’s cruel, Billy darling. That’s the way of the universe. Humans have black hearts whether they’d admit it or not.”

MARTIN
“It all dates back to the prehistoric age. Even Cain was selfish enough to kill his brother to please his God. That’s the way cruelty works!”

DOCTOR
“Your way of life is monstrous! Utterly monstrous! Living breathing people don’t deserve your enforcement of indoctrinating the Dwaxi ideals! They’re much better than that! And you can’t inject your filthy liquid into their bodies!”

SEAN
“You can’t make us stop how we live, Doctor! You don’t talk to us and tell us what we should do. We prefer this way of life better than your puny existence.”

DOCTOR
(solemnly) “No. I can’t stop your way of living. You abandoned your existence to be subject to this horrendous lifestyle.” (Pause) “But if you’re intent on controlling the entire population of Earth, then I’m going to stop you!”

SEAN
(taunts) “We’d like to see you try it!”

MARTIN
(to Dwaxi) “Hey, you boys! Take the Doctor! Bind the rest up and gag them!”

The Dwaxi troopers in Martin’s office advance, as they grab Nyssa, Billy, Fred, Enid and Alexandra and bind them up. Nyssa, Billy, Fred, Enid and Alexandra struggle to break free whilst they’re being manhandled.

BILLY
“Wait! Where are you taking the Doctor?!”

ENID
(to Dwaxi) “Take your hands off me, you beasts!”

FRED
(to Dwaxi) “Leave my wife alone! Or I’ll give you one, each of you!”

The Dwaxi troopers ignore Fred and Enid, as they bind them up as well as Nyssa, Billy and Alexandra. Meanwhile, a few Dwaxi troopers take hold of the Doctor and drag him away, as Sean approaches and addresses him.

SEAN
(jeeringly) “Come on, Doctor! You’re going to a fight club! To be bashed out by our boys!”

NYSSA
(protests) “No! You can’t! That’s barbaric!”

SEAN
(bitterly) “That’s the whole flaming point isn’t it, Nyssa?!”

BILLY
(protests) “Leave the Doctor alone, Sean! Don’t make the Doctor fight anyone!”

FRED
“You’re going to kill him, Sean!”

SEAN
(bitterly) “So what?!”

DOCTOR
(reassuringly) “It’s alright, Nyssa; Billy. I’ll be fine.”

SEAN
“Come now, Doctor. Don’t want to miss out on the fight club.”

With that, the Doctor gets forcibly taken away by the Dwaxi.

NYSSA
(pleads) “Please! Let him go!”

But it’s of no use, as the Doctor is soon gone.

HELEN
“Sean. Report back to the Glass and Hound. See how they’re getting on there.”

SEAN
“Right you are, Mum.”

Sean is about to teleport out whilst Alexandra calls out to him.

ALEXANDRA
“Sean! Stay where you are! I want words with you!”

Sean ignores Alexandra, as the teleport begins and he beams out.

ALEXANDRA
“Don’t you walk out on me, Sean!” (yells) “Sean! Sean!!! Get back here now!”

But it’s no use, as Sean is already gone. Alexandra kicks herself, angry and frustrated, before she finds herself gagged with the others.

MARTIN
“Come on, Helen dear. Let’s see about the next part of our plans.”

With that, Martin and Helen walk out of the office. The rest of their Dwaxi troopers accompany behind them. Nyssa, Billy, Fred, Enid and Alexandra remain tied up, as they struggle to break free and muffle through the gags around their mouths.


© Tim Bradley, 2018

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2 thoughts on “‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’, Part Four, Chapter 14

  1. Timelord 007

    OMG…what the……No…No….WHAT Seans a Director….Tim Bradley that is genius, i did not see that coming, so they set up the Daleks in the previous story & i assume Sean lived on Earth to befriend Billy all the time knowing he’d join the Doctor on his travels so they could eventually lead them in a trap…..OMG…..STEVEN MOFFAT THAT’S HOW YOU WRITE A COHERENT PLOT TWIST.

    Great dialogue, the Doctor going through the wringer getting roughed up & Sean is just despicable, i love hating this character.

    You think it’s all over but then Tim Bradley pulls out another twist regarding Fred who been helping (bar grudgingly) the Dwaxi….OMG THIS IS TOO MUCH…..

    All i can say Tim is your a genius buddy that was a double whammey of a chapter, i need a lie down in the zero room

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Simon.

      Wake up! You need to get out of the zero room more! You need to hear me reply to your kind comments about ‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’ so far! Hehe!

      Many thanks, Simon. Very pleased you enjoyed Chapter 14 of the story. I’m glad I surprised you with the revelation that Sean and his parents are the Directors of the Dwaxi. I’m glad you didn’t see that coming. 😀

      Yes they became aware of the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy during the Dalek business they had in ‘Doom of the Daleks’. I actually had it in mind that Sean found about Billy’s involvement with the Dalek/Dwaxi business after ‘Doom of the Daleks’ took place. But your assumption of Sean knowing Billy would eventually join the Doctor and Nyssa in the TARDIS works as well. 😀

      Glad you enjoyed the dialogue in this story. Yeah the Doctor’s having a hard of time of it isn’t he, with being forced to fight the Dwaxi and getting beaten up by them. What did you make of the dialogue between the Doctor and Sean’s parents when he defied their actions and they dismissed him?

      Sean’s flipped in this story isn’t he? Did you enjoy it when Sean was making fun of Alexandra and everyone during their fake anniversary party at the Churchwood Times office? Very pleased you’re loving to hate Sean in this story.

      Did you enjoy it when Sean blew his party hooter?

      Yeah it’s meant to be shocking that Fred would be helping the Dwaxi against his will. But I didn’t want it to last long as his helping the Dwaxi was merely meant to save Billy and he is actually a good person. Did you think Fred’s reasons for briefly helping the Dwaxi was justified?

      I know I wrote these lines of dialogue, but I liked it when Martin says to Nyssa, “My dear young lady, we are the Dwaxi!” and the Doctor says to them realising, “You’re the Directors!”

      I also liked it when Nyssa angrily said to Helen, Martin and Sean, “Is that what you call it? Embracing the violence into your lifestyle by saving them? I call it massive manslaughter!”

      What were your favourite lines of dialogue from this story so far?

      What did you make of Martin, Helen and Sean’s justifications for violence and the Dwaxi in this chapter?

      How did you find that scene where Constable Wyatt got shot by the Dwaxi?

      Very pleased you enjoyed this chapter and I shocked you with the plot twists.

      Hope you’ll enjoy more in the next chapter.

      Tim. 🙂

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